Committed to inclusion

We drive inclusion and belonging to advance equity and excellence. We achieve this by focusing on three commitments highlighted below.

Drive inclusion and belonging

We foster and sustain a diverse campus, inclusive climate, and strong internal and external community relations.
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Unleash inclusive leaders and teams

We strengthen institutional learning, education, service, and scholarship for success in the global community.

Expand equity and success

We improve access, equity, and success by closing equity gaps and eliminating structural barriers, especially for historically underrepresented and marginalized community members.
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Our Division's Offices

 

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Luis Sotelo, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
402.826.8116
luis.sotelo@xbxysx.com

Wendy Huntsmann, DEI Specialist
402.826.2161
wendy.huntsmann@xbxysx.com

Leah Cech, Title IX/Equity Coordinator
leah.cech@xbxysx.com
titleix@xbxysx.com

Marivelle Magaña, Executive Assistant
402.826.8421
marivelle.magana@xbxysx.com

Office of International Programs

Timothy Burge, Director of International Programs
402.826.8215
timothy.burge@xbxysx.com

Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project

The CAPE Project for Doane University will shift campus and community social norms to increase trauma-informed networks of support for survivors of interpersonal violence while decreasing incidents of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking through inclusive prevention and education programs.

Get in touch with CAPE Project: capeproject@xbxysx.com

Jaden Hilkemann, Director of CAPE Project
402.826.2061
jaden.hilkemann@xbxysx.com

Office of Veteran and Military Services

Daniel Dibbern, Veteran and Military Services Specialist
402.466.4774
daniel.dibbern@xbxysx.com

Nexus Center

The Nexus Center serves as the home of the DEI Division offices. We’d love for you to drop by and visit us on the lower level of the Perry Campus Center.

Additional DEI resources

Whether you’re looking for guidance on policies and procedures or need to report an incident, we’re compiled some helpful resources for you all in one place.

Speakers bureau

Get connected with a diversity, equity and inclusion speaker for your next training or educational event.
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Artisan Mark owner Elayne Woods Jones stands behind the coffeeshop's counter. Behind her, a long, exposed brick wall extends to seating at the back of the shop, with warm lights overhead.

Community partnerships

We’re committed to partnering with leaders and organizations across the state to drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement. With community, we accomplish remarkable things.

Faculty and staff inclusion network

The inclusion network helps faculty and staff connect socially with shared interests, backgrounds, identities, or pursuits and celebrate diversity to foster belonging.
Faculty and Staff Networking
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Student affinity groups

Identity-based groups center on shared identities around race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, international experience, military/veteran status, and religious beliefs and values.

Inclusive scholars

A scholarship and cohort-based experience of undergraduate residential students learning and growing together as the next generation of inclusive scholars and leaders.
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India Williams

Inclusive excellence leadership

We cultivate inclusive leadership within Nebraska’s rural nonprofit organizations, empowering participants to unleash meaningful change within their communities and organizations.